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terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. lower man families gathered at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. >> carl francis. >> chael a. -- >> reporter: as has now become tradition the names of victims were read one by one. the pain and emotions of that day still difficult to revisit nine years later. four moments of silence marked the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice preside joe biden and his wife dr. jill biden attended the fremony, along with city and state leaders and first responders. and again,in ceremonies continu here in new york and will throughout the day along side some of those rallies that will also be protesting the islamic center. tonight, alex, a tribute in light returns, another tradition. two beams of light illuminating the sky and symbolizing where towers once stood. >> a wonderful traditn that is ry poignant. many people look forward to it every year. as is the peeling of the bells behind you trthere. that is trinity churchr, right? >> trinity church behind us, yes. still standing nine years later as it was after the 9/11 attacks. >
claims iran may be financing attacks by the taliban against u.s. interests in afghanistan. according to the sunday times in london, taliban militants are getting paid thousands to carry out these attacks. nbc's tom aspell is in kabul with the latest. tom with a good day to you, what can you tell us? >> well, the british sunday times says one of its reporters has met with a taliban treasurer from wardak province west of kabul who makes regular trips into kabul to go to five iranian construction companies which then give him cash to carry back to the shadowed governor of wardak province, who distributes the money to taliban fighters. they each get paid about $200 a month and are given a bonus of a thousand dollars if they kill an american and $6,000 if they destroy an armored vehicle belonging to the americans. now the "sunday times" says these companies have been in existence about six months, take money from foreign donors, for reconstruction projects, send the profits back to tehran by the banking system and return some of the money to kabul to be distributed to the taliban treasure
won't wait for the political play book to be handed to us from high from the elites that may take renegades going rogue to get us there. it may take folks shaking it up to get there. >> reporter: so, alex, she is perhaps the most powerful person in the republican party now. certainly with the conservative base. she goes to iowa. everybody wants to know, will she or won't she? it's the question we have asking for quite some time now. she laughed it off in her speech. that morning she was in the hotel room lacing up her sneakers getting ready to go for a jog. todd said don't do that because the headline tomorrow is palin runs in iowa. she wasn't tipping her hand. she has that popularity. some say she's to polarizing a figure. she's got no backing on the left. the middle is lukewarm toward her. some republicans have their doubts. but, sarah palin really brought down the house last night in iowa. alex. >> are you surprised? it's a rhetorical question. i know, no. she has that effect on people that come to see her. >> reporter: she does. >>> people in afghanistan have gone to the polls
the offensive against al qaeoda. >> they may seek to strike fear in us but they are no match for our resilience. we do not seccumb to fear nor will we squander the optimism that has always us as a people. >> nbc's mike viqueira is live at the white house for us. good afternoon you to, mike. earlier in the day as you know the president acknowledged it is a very difficult time for the untry but what was the message here? >> well, alex, first all, you know, not only is it a day of rembrances and commemoration but the president has declared this a daye of service as well. and to that end the president after he spoke with the pentagon went to a school, middle school here, the ron brown middle school in the rtheast quadrant of the city, and helped out for aew minutes painting a wall, help aing with renovations, and joe biden the vice president did the same or is scheduled to do the same in new york city. you're right, alex. today the president has a lot of -- a lot on his plate not only in observing 9/11 but in the context of which the 9/11 anniversary falls this year. there is the mosque controver
? >>> scientists trying to see if the fractured rig behind the worst oil spill in u.s. history is sealed for good. >>> heading home. the hiker released from iran is about to land on american soil for the first time since her long ordeal began. good morning everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to msnbc sunday. we're talking about bermuda which is bracing for hurricane igor. the category one storm is expected to strike the island later today but already as you can see right there the big waves are pounding bermuda's beaches while islanders rush to board up windows and prep for the storm. let's get more details from the weather channel's jeff morrow. it's a busy time in bermuda. good morning. >> good morning, alex. yeah, they had better have those windows and doors boarded up by now because alex is on the door step. as you can see, here is the center of this hurricane igor and there is bermuda and it's not that far away. we're within about 12 hours or so of this thing passing almost directly over or very close to bermuda. now the good news here, alex, is that the winds are down to 85 miles an hour so it
for good. kristen dahlgren is live for us in venice, louisiana. so another good morning. how is it going at this point? >> reporter: hey, good morning, alex. we're still waiting for any word to come from about 50 miles off the coast here where that operation is under way. the last we heard from bp was some time yesterday afternoon that they had started the cementing process. that started at about 1:30 local time. it was expected to take a few hours. then they needed to let that cement cure. after that they were going to do their pressure test. then at that point they would be able to declare this well killed, that it would never again leak any oil into the gulf of mexico. they did expect to make that announcement at some point today. so we are still waiting. this comes after a long summer of waiting for this bottom kill. the relief well took several months to saúÑ1!xúan"jdrill. dr beneath the floor of the gulf. they met up with that original well and then began this cementing process. so kind of an exclamation point on top of this static kill that they already did that stopped the flo
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here's to the owners showing us the way. [trumpet playing "reveille" fades to silence] >>> right now on msnbc sunday, the pastor of a georgia mega church is expected to address his congregation this hour. we've got a live report coming up. >>> back to court, the american student known as foxy knoxy faces another trial this week in italy and we're going to tell you why. >>> yard sales, the woman known as octomom tries selling her stuff to avoid foreclosure. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. this morning, the influential pastor at the center of a sexual scandal will address the allegations against him this morning. four men now say bishop eddie young lurd them into sexual relationships when they were teens. bishop long has denied all of the allegations. i'm joined now live by the reverend eugene rivers, pastor of the izuzu christian community and a msnbc political analyst. how are you doing? >> i'm well, alex thank you. and you? >> i'm well, thank you. first of all, your reaction to what's happening there in georgia? >> first, prayers to the family, the wife and the kids a
of us here at nbc news. thanks for joining us. >>> nine years later, the nation marks the anniveary of the 9/11 attacks. but could two brewing controversies overshadow this year's events? >>> a new twist in the saga of that florida preacher o the man who says he may burn korans today is now in new york. what is he doing here? >>> more stories out this morning from people who lived to tell about that massive fire near san francisco. >>> some rays of light. new numbers suggest the economy may not be as bad as people think, but where are the jobs? >>> good morning, everyone, i'm alex whit and welcome to "msnbc saturday." and today marks nine years since the september 11th terror attacks and hundreds will gather at memorials this morning for those who lost their lives that day. special services will be held at the three sites where hijacked planes crashed in new york, washington, and pennsylvania. ut along with this year's events, there's also controversy. nbc's michelle franzen is live near the world trade center site in newth york city. michelle, with a good saturday morning to you. w
damaged cuticles for 75% more shine in one use. real shine, for real life. yours. [ female announcer ] new aveeno nourish plus shine. >>> right now on msnbc saturday, testing the 2012 water, sarah palin delivers a speech at the site of the first presidential battleground. will she run or not? >>> heading home. share raw shourd is expected to return to the united states after being jailed in iran for more than a year. >>> the words the gulf region has been waiting for. permanent plug. bp is set to call the blownout well dead. >>> major trouble for lindsay lohan. the star could be heading back behind bars. >>> i'm alex witt. at this hour, bp crews are in the middle of a process to seal that blownout well at the bottom of the gulf of mexico once and for all. a temporary cap stopped the gusher in july and later by cement from the top. but the well can't be declared dead until it is sealed from the bottom. kristen dahlgren is live with us in venice, louisiana. are we given any timeframe before we know if the well has been permanently sealed up? >> reporter: good morning, alex. we know that bp t
. but right now he stays at the white house for us. with a good morning to you, mike, what is the president trying to accomplish with this trip? >> reporter: well, it's an honor and a privilege to cover this or any white house. and yes, it will be a four huf state swing for the president. he'll start out in albuquerque. but let me mention one thing. tomorrow morning in the white house behind me here in the residence he'll be interviewed live for the "today" show as part of "education nation." after that he heads out to andrews air force base. and albuquerque, alex, you may have seen earlier this week out here in suburban virginia he gathered in a back yard with a number of people who'd been adversely affected by the economy, by the healthcare law in particular. they talked about their trials and tribulations, but they also talked about obama administration policy that's have helped them. and that's the sort of thing the president is going to be emphasizing here. starting in albuquerque, gathering at someone's home, talking about the economy. obviously, that is the number one issue in the up
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feared. the storm is still kicking up dangerous rip currents, though. kevin is live for us in rockport, massachusetts. it looks pretty as a picture behind you. >> reporter: absolutely, you know. earl, we hardly knew you, thank goodness. because here in rockport, this harbor would be filled with boats and a lot of them have been pulled out of the water. and the good news is this morning that everything planned for rockport and the gloucester area out here in massachusetts is being put back on and all the labor day celebrations are going to be taking place. and they're going to be taking place as many people here breathe a sigh of relief. because this storm did go through here last night. it's gray and there's a little bit of rain coming down, but nothing like had been predicted all week long from this fierce force four hurricane that was going to be coming through here. fortunately, it was just sort of a storm when it came through here last night. and as you just mentioned, it's heading its way up north to canada towards halifax, and now people up there are being told to be on the looko
of a better response than to mimic their ideas. the u.s. political correspondent for financial times. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you think when it comes to the economy it is possible to separate politics from the policies the white house is putting forth? >> not now, that's for sure. eight weeks out from the midterm election. this is all about politics and about trying to shore up the democratic seats in the house and the senate and to staunch some of the losses there. i think that's what president is trying to do, to show to voter his realizes the gravity of the problem and he's on to it. >> let's get to the democrats' main message on the economy right now, and contrast that with the republicans in terms of how they say they would handle things differently. >> i think, i mean, it's a problem for both parties here. democrats are not sure what their economic message is at the movement. the president has come out strong again saying it's jobs, jobs, jobs from now on but there's a lot of division within the democratic party. we see some democrats trying to distance themselves from t
movement. join us at triscuit.com/homefarming. with listerine® whitening plus restoring rinse. it's the only listerine® that gets teeth two shades whiter. and makes tooth enamel two times stronger. get dual action listerine® whitening® rinse. building whiter, stronger teeth. >>> tracking earl. the one-time hurricane leaves parts of the northeast powerless and under water. the danger now, beach erosion and rip currents. >>> a strong earthquake levels parts of new zealand. threes a good side to the story, even miraculous you might say. >>> new jobs numbers. why some say there is a silver lining, but when will companies really start to hire? >>> if you've seen and heard enough about the white house party crasher, just wait. she's planning to bare it all in playboy. good morning. i'm alex witt. welcome to msnbc saturday. to the relief of many, tropical storm earl has moved away from the massachusetts coast this morning. earl unleashed rain and wind last night on cape cod, nantucket and martha's vineyard. not as intense as many anticipated. right now that storm is ability 160 miles
by this storm as it passed through here overnight where or when or while many of us slept. >> did you call your college-age son in halifax to get a weather update? >> no, i'm going to give him a shout. like we discussed earlier, he is of college age. there really is no point me calling him at this time of morning because i'm not going to get anything that makes sense out of him anyway. i did talk to actually the canadian national weather service, essentially they've been saying to people, look, before you venture out, take a look out the window at the weather. that's their idea of a warning tlup because they get all kinds of storms and they're very used to it up there. what the heck? they're hearty canadians up there. >> pretty good advice any way you look at it. we'll get more from you later kevin. >> see you, earl. >> see yeah. >>> we have the latest on where tropical storm earl is headed. for that we go to meteorologist bill karins. good morning to you. >> good saturday morning to you. earl just brushed nantucket passing safely about 100 miles off the coast. that meant only winds around 40 t
for that political playbook to be handed us from on high from the elite. it may take some renegades going rogue to get us there. it may take folks shaking us up, shaking it up to get there. >> so will the emerging split help democrats this fall? we'll bring in christina belatony. good morning to you, christina. >> good morning, alex. >> what do you make of all that? the republicans are facing a real challenge from the conservative base? >> sure, that has definitely happened. you have seen that play out all summer long. of course, democrats like any split. democrats have plenty of their own splits, but sarah palin is a unique figure in this because she's endorsed very mainstream candidates from senator john mccain against a tea party favorite conservative candidate in j.d. hayworth. then kelly who won in new hampshire. she was the preferred choice there, but the going rogue candidate christina o'donnell has rosen onto the national stage, she's very conservative and democrats think they have a real chance to keep this seat in delaware now because she's far more conservative than the establishment
, right now at red lobster. >>> developing now -- iran says it's ready to release a female u.s. hiker held for more than a year. is there a catch again? >>> new word on that massive fire near san francisco today. officials are now changing the number of those dead and missing. >>> single class families. >> the middle class mantra, president obama plans another week pushing the economy. a report on a new message from the white house. >>> cashing in the sexy spy trying to make money in a new way. plus -- ♪ >> why the commercial jingle is making a comeback. we'll get to that. meantime good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to "msnbc sunday." it's 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 out west. sharp words from a top white house adviser thismorning as both parties stake out their positions on the economy. on "meet the press" this morning, david axelrod blasted republican calls to extend the bush era tax cuts and taking on one republican by name. >> the man who would be speaker has said about what he wants to do about the economy, he says he wants to restore those tax cuts for companies that
's attendance or, dare we say it, lackthereof. the white house giving us he gets a daily devotional on his blackberry, he guess to camp david and speaks privately with spiritual advisers all the time. the first family on a beautiful day walking across the street, ace cameraman gary bell there captured them coming off the north portico, and then after the services, they walked back across the street. i thought we'd throw that in, alex. >> that was nice. and you know, i'll tell you, you can't beat the commute there, especially when you have a lovely day and pennsylvania shut down. thank you very much. good to see you, mike. >> reporter: okay, alex. >> you can watch david gregory's interviews with former secretary of state colin powell and former president bill clinton when "meet the press" reairs at 2:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc sunday. >>> developing now, the american woman held in iran for more than 13 months and accused of spying is back in the united states this morning. a spokesperson for sarah shourd says the 32-year-old arrived this morning at dulles national airport near washington, d.c
to celebrate that moment. >> reporter: he's used to having audiences hang on his every word. toorksd eddie long's congregation is likely to be wrapped with attention like never before. long was sued in civil court by four former male members of his new birth mega church in georgia and a satellite church in north carolina. >> the manipulation starts at 14 or 15. so that basically they're indock rinnated into this man and then he goes forward with that next phase. the law may not recognize it as child molestation, but i assure you that manipulation of someone like this and abusing the pastoral relationship that way, that is not consent. >> reporter: long avoided the public spotlight this week, instead issuing messages through a spokesperson and his attorney who read a statement on a nationally syndicated radio talk show. >> let me be clear. the charges against me and new birth are also. i have devoted my life to helping others and these false allegations hurt me deeply. but my faith is strong and the truth will emerge. >> reporter: debate on air and online has been passionate on both sides with t
. it will become a area of low pressure. and it leaves us, alex, with a gorgeous weekend. much of the country is fantastic. and it feels like fall today. can you believe it's only going to be 67 degrees for a high in chicago to the great lakes. the eastern seaboard, that cool airheads your way as you go through sunday. tomorrow in boston, it's only around 73. notice the heat though continues in the west. by the time labor day, not many troubles in the forecast. it is really calm, nice. some areas are warm and cool. not a lot of rain out there. everyone can enjoy the long weekend. >> i haven't seen the last of earl. >> we had enough. >> all right. >> you're right. i'm sure it will be hot again. >> okay. bill karins, thank you. >> we'll have more coverage. we'll continue to track the fallout from this. officials in new zealand are assessing the damage after a faithor earthquake rocked the country's second largest city. it was he is south island just west of christ church. new zealand's prime minister says it will be months before the full extent of the damage is known. nbc's nina desanto has mo
blend it. sprinkle it. sweet! [ female announcer ] just about anywhere you use sugar you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. [ male announcer ] savory. fluffy. yummy. sweet! [ female announcer ] splenda®. america's favorite no calorie sweetener. >>> next on msnbc sunday, the worst fears for a missing group of suspected cult members including eight children. big storm little bermuda. is igor still on course to collide with that island? >>> heading home. a bitter sweet return today for the american released from iran. >>> plus, a republican conservative has given sarah palin the snub. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to msnbc sunday where it's just past 9:00 a.m. here on the east coast. 6:00 a.m. out west. right now we have breaking news. a spokeswoman for sarah shourd the american woman who spent 13 months behind bars in iran says the 32-year-old is now back in the united states. let's go live to nbc's ron allen who is in new york outside a hotel where she is scheduled to have a news conference today. ron, good morning. what is the latest you're hearing? >> well
with temperatures in the triple digits. let's get the latest holiday weekend forecast for all of us still a day and a half left to enjoy with the weather channel's scott williams. good morning. >> well good morning, alex. good morning, everyone on this labor day weekend. we have weather to talk about. of course earl is long gone but leaving dangerous rip currents. many of the beaches are still open but some still have a few restrictions out there. we are tracking a cluster of showers and storms to the east of the leeward islands, what is left of gaston trying to redevelop a little later on. a high probability of that. take a look at the cluster of showers and storms in the southern gulf of mexico. there's a chance that could develop into a tropical cyclone as well. we'll watch for that. fairly quiet across much of the nation here, looking at the radar, a few showers and storms moving through the high plains and also the upper midwest. and along the gulf of mexico. but look at the forecast for parts of the northeast. picture perfect, certainly a touch of fall, 79 degrees for the high temperature
's official. the campaign season is upon us. congress comes back this week. they're only going to be here for three weeks, four at the most, and then it's back out on the mustings, more of this red meat politics for the next two months. >> okay. something we'll be talking about a lot together. mike viqueira. >>> catch david's full interview with david axelrod and mayor giuliani when "meet the press" reairs at 2:00 eastern on "msnbc sunday." >>> we are following a developing story out of iran at this hour, a jailed american hiker held for over 13 months by iranian authorities may be released withindays. sarah shourd could soon come home on about a half million dollars bail. nbc's ali arouzi is joining us from london and with a good day to you a story we're eager to see the outcome of, any news from tehran, ali? >> well, it's the news we've been hearing since the last few days. there's been so many twists and turns in this story. friday the president's announcement she was going tohee freed on saturday and then tehran's chief prosecutor overturned that and then the chief prosecutor gave a p
for failing a drug test. we'll go live to los angeles where kristen walker is standing by for us. a very early morning to you. why was lindsay released just hours after she was sentenced? >> reporter: really a stunning turn of events here, alex. you are absolutely right. essentially the superior court judge ruled that lindsay lohan was only facing misdemeanor charges. therefore, she was entitled to bail, which she set at $300,000. lindsay posted that and was home at 12:30 a.m. this morning. as you mentioned, alex, earlier in the day a judge ordered lindsay to jail for 30 days without bail. he was essentially holding her there until her next court date. she was in court initially because she had failed a drug test just weeks after she has been released from rehab. so that's why she was? jail yesterday. it was her third stint in jail all stemming back to a 2007 dui arrest. so she's really been struggling with this in and out of jail. and yesterday judge elton fox in the morning decided that he was going to put her in jail and teach her a lesson to be in jail without any bail. but again, the supe
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